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Sep 23, 2012 6:00am PDT
>> reporter: here he is at a job fair for veterans in quantico, virginia. >> they told me i would be receiving the medal of honor i told them i didn't want it because i don't feel like a hero. then the president said something to me. he said it's bigger than you. i never really thought about that until afterwards. it is bigger than me. >> thank you all so much reporter: behind that jaunty air lies some of the toughest lessons any young man ever had to learn. first, there was the battle in a remote afghan valley for which he received the medal. >> the worst day of my life reporter: a bloody five-hour fire fight which left four marines and one soldier dead. this pentagon animation recreated what happened. meyer and his fellow marines drove into a gauntlet of fire from up to 100 insurgents. he went back again and again trying to reach buddies trapped in the ambush. but he didn't get there in time. he has been haunted by that ever since. >> i can never forget that i'm a failure. it's in the face of the nation not just me. >> the medal of honorary flects the gratitude of the entire nation. ( applau
Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
liberty university in virginia into a debating powerhouse. now he teaches republican politicians debate techniques. he's helped george w. bush and john mccain. he coached mitt romney during the primaries. >> the object is to capture the imagination of both the audience and the press to make sure your message gets covered. one way to do that is to have a clever line >> schieffer: no one could deliver a line like ronald reagan. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. (laughing) >> schieffer: with those words reagan turned concern that he had gotten old and doddy on its head. challenger walter mondale said later when i heard that, i knew i had lost. what would you consider successful debate? >> the things that matter the most to the voters, to hell with the candidates and to hell with the moderators and to hell with the handlers and to hell with the pundits, but the things that voters care the most about have been discussed and have been discussed in a way that they can now understand what the
Sep 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
, a crash in virginia killed four people when their speeding bus rolled on to its roof. for federal regulators, scenes of horror like these were a wake-up call. transportation secretary ray lahood. >> these really pointed out to us that we needed to focus like a laser beam on these bus companies to make sure the buses are safe, mechanical lea okay, the bus drivers are well rested and properly licensed. >> reporter: in may, the d.o.t. shut down 26 bus companies for everything from bad drivers to bald tires. and the hunt for rule breakers is ongoing. >> where are you coming from? reporter: last month the federal motor carrier administration allowed our cameras along while they carried out random inspections at boston's south station bus terminal. this bus was starting to load passengers when d.o.t. inspector patty lavoie stepped in. >> patty lavoie, we're going to do an inspection on your bus. get back up on the bus, please. >> reporter: they looked at the engine, checked treads and tire pressure and to see if the windows would actually open in an emergency. so you were off duty at no
Sep 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
. this time it's florida. and mitt romney is is back on the stump again in virginia. romney laid low during the democrats' convention using the time to prepare for next month's debates. two car bombs exploded near the iraqi city of amarah today leaving 16 dead. a wave of attacks across iraq thought to have been launched by sunni insurgents and al qaeda has claimed nearly 60 lives. chicago public school teachers are threatening to walk off the job. the strike is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning. if it does, the city's 402,000 students will be sent to holding centers for four hours each school day. a pair of tornadoes roared through the waterfront neighborhoods of new york city yesterday. that almost never happens. twisters knocked out power and broke some windows but no injuries were reported. looks like bermuda will be spared the worst of tropical storm lesley. the storm is gaining strength but should past to the east of the island before petering out in the atlantic. leaving london in triumph. last night he won the 400 meter final at the para-olympic games. he competed in the olympics e
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